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Business Studies

Business Studies

Why study the Cambridge International GCSE in Business?

IGCSE Business Studies looks at the business environment, the structure of organisations and aspects of marketing, production and finance. The role of people in business is studied, with attention paid to recruitment and training, and motivation and communication of the individual at work. 

While it is obvious that those planning on working in most industries and prospective entrepreneurs should study business, all people should learn as much about business operations as possible. This includes those in the scientific, medical, education and government sectors, along with those who are simply consumers of products and services.

Becoming knowledgeable about how businesses operate helps everyone understand how the engine that drives the world’s economies works. 

Fact: Business Administration and Management is the most popular degree in the United States.


There is no core/extended curriculum option/route. The examination board is Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies (0450) and the grading system is is A*-G.

Paper 1   

1 Hour 30 Minutes

A paper containing short-answer questions and structured/data response questions.

Paper 2

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Candidates will be presented with a business situation or problem, and required to answer questions arising from it.

Your final mark/grade will be calculated according to the following weighting:



Paper 1


Paper 2


The Future

A qualification in Business Studies is a good foundation for pupils thinking of a career in Management, Accountancy, Banking, Finance or Insurance. However having a sound knowledge in running a business will help in a career in any field.


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